Monday, June 23, 2008

Saranac Lake Art Walk A Huge Success!

Thursday, June 19th marked the first Saranac Lake ART WALK for the summer season. We were cordially invited to play outdoors in downtown Saranac Lake, NY. It had been raining all morning, but Karen did her usual weather prayer to the Arch Angel Uriel for dry, warm sunny weather and voila! at the appointed time, sun shone! Since last year's ART WALK, we have doubled our repertoire of West African percussion pieces and unvieled several new ones never before done in live performance, including: Marraka Don, SoKo and KuKu #3 (also known as Adirondack KuKu, created by James). This year we were lucky to have one of our Soma Beats dancers, Shir Filler, make an appearance! She encouraged others in the audience to let loose and get groovy with the rhythms! Shir and Karen also performed the dance Djole, created by Soma Beats founder, Johnna MacDougall, who was not able to attend. Video to follow! Stay tuned!